LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
OBITUARIES - INDIVIDUAL
FRANCIS MARION AUSTIN
Grace Wright Carver
of Wayne Co TN
The following obituaries were among the collection
of Grace Carver's mother.
There is no mention of what paper this appeared in.
They are listed in the Austin Cemetery survey.
DEATH OF MR. F. M. AUSTIN
A Venerable and Valuable Citizen Passes Away
Mr. Francis Marion Austin, a pioneer of his
community and one
of the most highly esteemed citizens of our county, passed away
at his home near Cloverdale on Tuesday of last week, of a kidney
affection, after an illness of several weeks. The interment was made
in the Austin graveyard near Threat. The deceased is survived by
his wife and two sons and three daughters; Messrs. John W. and
James R. Austin, Mrs. Elmer Koonce, Mrs. T. J. Rhodes* and Mrs.
Oscar Huckaba. Mr. Austin was 70 years of age. He was a gentleman
of unblemished character and great usefulness in his community,
and deservedly held the high opinion of all who had the pleasure of
knowing him. A landmark of the Cloverdale community has been
removed, and he will be greatly missed by a large circle of kinsmen,
friends and acquaintances.
*Rhodes has been marked through and ROSE has been written in.
MRS. LOUISA AUSTIN DIES AT HOME OF SON SATURDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa Austin, aged 84, widow
of the late F. M. Austin, of Cloverdale, who died at the home of her
son, J. r. Austin Saturday noon, were conducted Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock at the Austin cemetery with the Rev. F. H. Lewis, pastor
of the Liberty Baptist church, officiating. Interment followed in the
Austin cemetery with Fielder in charge.
The deceased was a lifelong resident and pioneer citizen of
this community and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, John W., and James R. Austin, of
Cloverdale, and three daughters, Mrs. E. L. Koonce and Mrs. T. J.
Rose, of Florence and Mrs. O. F. Huckaba, of Nashville, Tenn.
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